This exciting new tour sees Tony perform all of his Greatest Hits includingI Did What I Did For Maria, Walk Like A Panther, Las Vegas, Avenues & Alleyways and the Number 1 single (Is This The Way To) Amarillo. Joined by his superb band, this is an evening not to be missed!
“If you’re a fan of the Great American Songbook, the music of the Rat Pack, or just great music played and sung with style and panache, then this is the show for you.”
Big band vocalist Matt Ford is coming back to The Bowdon Rooms with the 17 Piece Strictly Swing Big Band.
Having performed with the likes of the Halle Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, will be tackling some his favourite swing numbers.
Matt Ford sings with the Strictly Swing Big Band fronted by the legendary Bryan Pendleton of the original Syd Lawrence Orchestra and is assisted by female vocalist Simone McGregor.
The Strictly Swing Big Band, formed by Simone McGregor, is a seventeen piece big band under the musical direction of Bryan Pendleton. Bryan is supported by an outstanding selection of highly accomplished musicians and together they will pay tribute to the greatest swing bands of the era including Miller, Basie, Dorsey, Goodman and more.
Matt Ford, voted the UK's Best Male Big Band Vocalist, is our featured guest and will be performing the hits songs of Sinatra, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, and Tony Bennett.
Simone adds even more variety and glamour with hit songs from Peggy Lee and many others.
The programme features some great new arrangements from Bryan Pendleton as well as a special tribute performance to George Shearing.
An event that should not be missed.
It’s been a tough 18 months or so for the theatres and theatre companies……the intermission is now over and we are proud to announce that the award winning Sale and Altrincham Musical Theatre society will be part of a unique global event that supports amateur theatre companies with a specially composed revue show, “All Together Now”.
Featuring some of the West End’s most loved songs such as “You Cant Stop The Beat!”, “Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat”, “Pure Imagination” and many more.
Music Theatre International (MTI) have waived their fees to help theatres and companies alike.
We are delighted to be performing our fund raising show at one of Cheshire’s most prestigious venues, The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham.
Set out in cabaret style seating, you will be treated to a wonderful evening’s entertainment from SAMT in the surroundings of the venue’s Grand Edwardian Ballroom.
90s icons Toploader are back with brand new material including a full length album and new singles.
Made up of Joseph Washbourn, Matt Knight, Rob Green and Dan Hipgrave, Toploader is one of the biggest band of its generation.
Since exploding onto the scene shortly after forming in 1997, the multi-time Brit nominated band have_ over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Right from debut hit single ‘Onka’s Big Moka’ to tracks like ‘Dancing In the Moonlight’, the band have always made it big. As one of the highest selling outfits of their era, they still boast a massive fanbase more than ten years later, and as such news of their new material couldn’t come soon enough.
The band might have taken a break between 2003 and 2011 but their star is still very much burning brightly. They returned with a well received album ‘Only Human’ and more singles came in the ensuing years including ‘Turn It Around’, which picked up plenty of support from BBC Radio 2. Wholly accustomed to playing in from of massive audiences and mixing up musical influences with ease, this band is as skilled in the live arena as they are in the studio when crafting massive singalong hits.
Toploader never fail to please the crowd and have backed the likes of Robbie Williams and Tom Jones everywhere from Wembley Stadium to Glastonbury.
It's hard to compare Dominic to anyone, but waiter if you please
"Two shots of Italian Dean Martin croon, a slice of Frank Sinatra swing, blend that together with a healthy dash of good old Elvis ... Bang! you have it “
.....Waiter make mine a double….. Shaken AND Stirred!
Join Dominic and his fabulous band for a Christmas show to remember.
Stars of Television’s biggest talent shows Rob King and Kiki DeVille team up to bring you an intimate evening filled with the classic Christmas songs of yesteryear.
Already an established performer around Manchester, singer and actor Rob King is most recognisable for reaching the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2019. Growing up locally in Altrincham, Rob has gone on to become one of the region’s leading male vocalists. Gracing stages around the country with his huge voice, Rob has performed in some of the nation’s largest theatres in concert and pantomime.
Kiki DeVille, a stand-out star of The Voice UK series three, has forged a glittering three-decade career as an internationally-renowned and award-winning Cabaret star. Hailing from Australia, and with an enormous voice (and even bigger heart), Kiki is the kind of performer who leaves you feeling like she is your new best friend every time she graces a stage.
The pair first met as judges within “The 100” on BBC One’s All Together Now in 2017, and have been firm friends ever since. Now, for the first time, this dynamic duo combine their unique powerhouse vocals in a distinctly vintage style to transport you back to the festive specials of Hollywood’s Golden Age, in an intimate evening packed with laughter, stories, and their favourite Christmas hits. Not to be missed!
Direct from Fabulous Las Vegas
The Bowdon Rooms New Year Extravaganza
Presents the International Swinging Sensation Cole Page and his LIVE Big Band
Set to be even bigger, even better, than last year, it is the one night of the year you simply cannot miss!
Join us for a spectacular evening of live entertainment as we wave goodbye to 2021 and say hello to 2022.
Direct from a sell out season at The Wynn Las Vegas, Cole Page and his swinging Big Band will have you singing into the new year.
His Breathtaking vocals embody a classic jazz era and epitomise the very essence of swing.
“Cole Page is a performer you’ll never forget seeing!” Zara Phillips
“Nobody sings these songs better” Steve Wynn
What to expect:
Award winning Four Course Meal*
Incredible line up of live entertainment including a 7 Piece Big Band
Stunning venue with Edwardian Ballroom
A midnight countdown ceremony to remember
Exclusive Auction and Raffle for local NHS charities
Dresscode: Viva Las Vegas
Dancing until 2.00am
Table Bookings available
Coles’ last visit to Manchester with his ‘A Swinging Affair’ theatre show, brought 2,000 music lovers to the famous Opera House & Bridgewater Hall in Manchester for a sell out hit show.
For Table bookings of 10 or more please contact the venue directly on 0161 926 8992
* Please contact us directly on 0161 926 8992 with any dietary requirements or allergies.
Bez is a true Manchester legend!
From his days with The Happy Mondays, Bez is a fundamental cog in the Madchester phenomenon that spread across the globe. Creating mind-bending dances with an abundance of energy, his presence has made him globally recognised.
Join Bez for a fascinating interview about his years in The Happy Mondays. You will also hear his take on the Manchester music scene and truly incredible first-hand accounts of mad incidents and the rock & roll capers he is renowned for.
Audience members will have the chance to ask questions and delve into the mind of a Manchester icon.
You know this will be entertaining, make sure you’re part of it!
Key members of the 1960’s Manfred Mann line-up re-formed as The Manfreds in 1991 following what turned out to be a very successful and enjoyable reunion for Tom McGuinness’ 50th birthday celebration.
Original Manfred Mann members Paul Jones, Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness , and former member Mike d’Abo, are joined by Rob Townsend, formerly of Family, on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass and Simon Currie on saxophone & flute, as the exciting new line-up of The Manfreds.
This line up featuring Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness, Mike Hugg, plus Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe & Simon Currie, are becoming well known for their show of ‘Hits, Jazz & Blues’. A wonderful mix of Manfred Mann hits along with some solo material from all involved and a few surprises along the way too!
Book your tickets now.
“Timeless anthems for a very Big Country…a body of work that sweeps away the test of time” - Lancashire Evening Post
Big Country perform classic hits and live favourites including Harvest Home - Fields of Fire - In A Big Country - Chance - Wonderland - Look Away - The Teacher, plus many more.
Steeped in a stunning catalogue of proud and stirring hit songs such as ‘Fields of Fire’, ‘Chance’, ‘In A Big Country’ (which sold 2 million), ‘East Of Eden’ and their biggest UK hit ‘Look Away’, along with massive albums such ‘The Seer’, ‘Steeltown’, ‘Peace In Our Time’ and the triple Grammy –nominated, ‘The Crossing’, Big Country continue to look beyond the next horizon.
The band – Bruce Watson (guitars/vocals); Mark Brzezicki (drums, vocals); Jamie Watson (guitars/vocals) will be augmented on stage by singer/guitarist Simon Hough and bassist Scott Whitley.
Formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members, the late Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with Producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.
The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.
The run of success continued throughout the 1980s with the release of the anthemic single ‘Wonderland’ and the second album ‘Steeltown’ (1984), which debuted at Number 1 in the UK and contained the hit singles ‘East Of Eden, ‘Just a Shadow’ and ‘Where The Rose Is Sown’.
Official website bigcountry.co.uk
Fronted by fiery redhead Carol Decker, T'Pau were one of the first acts to have a number one single and number one album in the charts at the same time with China In Your Hand and Bridge Of Spies. Other hits include Heart And Soul, Secret Garden and Valentine.
T'pau burst onto the music scene in 1987 with the hit Heart & Soul reaching No. 4 in both the UK & US charts.
Heart & Soul led to a meteoric rise in T'pau's fortunes at home & in the USA where the track stayed on the US Billboard Chart for 6 months.
To date, China In Your Hand has appeared on more than 300 compilations, and has become part of the fabric of the 80's. After further hits Valentine, I Will Be With You, and Sex Talk The "Bridge Of Spies album was certified quadruple platinum in the UK, selling 1.2 million copies. 1988’s Rage also went platinum.
'In 1987 T’Pau were officially BIGGER than The Beatles, keeping George Harrison and Paul McCartney at No.2 in the UK singles and album charts respectively.
'T’Pau hold the exclusive title of holding three simultaneous No.1 slots . ‘China’ No.1 in the singles charts, Bridge of Spies No.1 in the album charts and the ‘China Remix’ at No.1 in the dance charts!'
'T’Pau were nominated for 5 Brit Awards, an Ivor Novello Award for ‘China In Your Hand’, and won an ASCAP Award from the USA for ‘Heart & Soul’.'
T’pau are a regular fixture on the Festival & Arena circuit & have rocked out at IOW Rewind, Let’s Rock ,W-Fest, Here and Now, StepBack, Ibiza Children of the 80’s to name but a few. Carol also joined a host of 80s stars on the 80s Classical shows in 2019 with the Opera North and BBC Concert Orchestras.
The evening will be hosted by radio legend DJ Darren Proctor. His 80’s Power Ballads will continue after the show.
Natasha Hamilton is the lead singer of the popular, early 2000’s band Atomic Kitten. With 19 singles and 3 studio albums Natasha has had a successful career as an artist before turning to a family orientated life.
The biggest single ‘Whole Again’ sold over two million copies worldwide in 2001. The single reached Number 1 in nine countries across the globe and stayed Number 1 in the UK for four weeks. Since then hits such as ‘Feels so Good’, ‘Ladies Night’, ‘The Tide is High’ and ‘Eternal Flame’ were also a huge success around the UK and the world.
Taking a break from Atomic Kitten, Natasha moved into the theatre and performed in large stage productions of Blood Brothers and Rent.
In 2018 Natasha won the Best Female Singer award at the Boisdale Music Awards, as well as winning the award she performed a Gladys Knight classic ‘Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me’, live on stage to celebrate.
A full band tribute that covers the full range of the duo's career together, as well as drawing extensively from Paul Simon's solo career. From the early harmonies of 'Wednesday Morning 3am' and 'Homeward Bound' to the later beauty of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', this is live entertainment at its finest.
Paul and Art are played to perfection, bringing in elements of their famously fractious relationship, as well as replicating the beautiful harmonies flawlessly.
The Sounds Of Simon (A Tribute To Simon And Garfunkel) is a must see show.
Alan McGee is a Scottish businessman and music industry executive. He has been a record label owner, musician, manager, and music blogger for The Guardian. He is best known for co-founding and running the independent Creation Records label and is the man who discovered and signed Oasis.
Feature film Creation Stories tells the unforgettable tale of infamous Creation Records label head Alan McGee; and of how one written-off young Glaswegian upstart rose to irrevocably change the face of British culture. Alan is portrayed by Ewen Bremner.
VIP tickets include front seating and meet and greet photo opportunity.